Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday School week 6

Hi Students,

Today we are going with the letter "t" which is for turtle.  I used some fun dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs this time.  You can shop for the dies I used by clicking the links below

Keep on studying your phonics and I will see you next week.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hey There Cupcake!

I have a fun card to show you today.  I've been making some sample cards for my friend Maria who owns It's Cheaper Than  She is now carrying dies from Karen Burniston's new line of Pop-ups.  These are so much fun to make and even more fun to give.

For this card I used the Charm Accordion and then added a few items from some of the other die set all linked below.

Hope you have enjoyed this little visit and the card,

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Technique Friday Inspiration

Hi my friends,

Welcome back - today is the monthly challenge for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Die Cutting Team joining up from now on with the Coloring Team.  That means twice as much inspiration all in one spot.  This time we were challenged to get our inspiration from our fearless leader - Els Van de Burgt.

Technique Friday with Els Inspiration - Every Friday Els inspires us with a new Technique Friday video to share all the wonderful ways to use ECD products. Take your inspiration to create your card for our challenge using one of these techniques. 

I, of course, had to put my own spin on it and decided to use my die collection from ECD to create some cute critters.  I was inspired by Els video on the Bonbon Box, you can see it by clicking here.  These are fun and easy to create.  This could be a fun activity for those kidos who are bored with summer vacation or a great kids party favor.  Here are my new friends.

To see everything made by the amazing Design Teams click here.  To see some tips for how I made these fun little guys, simply continue reading.

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs is giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us " "What your favorite technique learned from the Technique Friday With Els series". 

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, July 21 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.


 So here we go -

When creating this fun little guy you need to think of your die collection in a new way.
I used pieces that you would expect like the eyes from Hoppy the Frog and the Fitted Circles for the body but for the ears I used the sail from the Boat die. I also use lots of the different size circles from the Circles Background die to get the size I wanted.

As you can see - I used the Circles Background die here along with some hearts glued together from the Fitted Hearts die for the feet.  The Banners die was perfect for the beak of the owl.  The breast of the cute little owl was made using the Scalloped Hearts and then embossed with the Hearts Entwined embossing folder.

For the mouse I used Fitted Circles, Circles Background and some Scalloped Hearts cut into wedges for the feet.  A hole was poked through the back and twine added for the tail.  A pearl dot was colored with pink Sharpie for the nose.

Hope you will stop by the Elizabeth Crafts Design Blog to see what the rest of the team made for this inspired challenge.  Simply Click here.

Have a great week,

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday School Week 5

Hi Saturday School Students, 

As much as I love the Hipsters, I'm taking a break for a couple weeks to share some other things made with items from my crafty stash.  The Hipsters will definitely reappear but for today, "D" is for dog.  As in Crazy Dogs.

Who wouldn't want to play ball with these crazy characters?

Have a wonderful weekend,

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Little YouTube Inspiration

I don't know about you - but I love watching my favorite channels on YouTube for some inspiration. Yesterday I watched one where Jennifer McGuire did some watercolor block stamping with Distress Ink and a stamp block.  I used the same techniques with Oxide Inks and since I have so many lovely Elizabeth Craft Designs products, I used them, and here are the results.

After my prints dried, I cut out the 2 squares with the Stitched Squares from ECD and then stamped with VersaMark and added white embossing powder.  The other one was cut out using the Stitched Rectangle and stamped in the same way.  All products are linked below.

While it is fun to make what is seen on the video, it's not always necessary to have the exact same products to get a wonderful finished card or project.  I don't have any large stamp blocks so I used a CD case to make the larger prints.  As you can see for yourself, it worked just great.

I was quite pleased with the outcome of this little experiment and will try it again.  I made several more prints using this method so I may be sharing again soon.

Do something you love each day,

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Summer Road Trip

Hi Everyone,

Summer is here and you know what that means, ROAD TRIP.  We are about to set out on our annual RV trip so the packing and planning has begun in a big way.

The Paper Pros, an informal group of crafters, is doing a fun challenge today with the travel theme of Summer Road Trip.  For my card I used one of the new die sets from Karen Burniston called the Snowman Twist Circle.  No, I didn't make a snowman, instead I used the twist circle inside the card to make these fun girls from Art Impressions pop up in the center of the card.

I kept the front of the card rather simple using some stickers from my stash.

On the inside the girls are having some fun cruzzin' down the road in their little red car.  Girls just wanna have fun.  The sides of the inside panel were trimmed using the Nature Edges and then a couple more stickers finished it off.

I'm ready for a road trip, how about you?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Saturday School Week 4

Hi all you crazy students, today we are going to look at the letter "E".  As we all know, E is for eye chart.  Since all the Hipsters wear glasses what could be more appropriate?

This #hipforsummer thing has really been fun and I've seen some pretty amazing makes out there.  This week I decided to go a little crazy with the colors.

Hope you enjoy,